Definitions for isotonicˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word isotonic

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. isotonic, isosmotic(adj)

    (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure

  2. isotonic(adj)

    relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale

    "isotonic tuning"

  3. isotonic(adj)

    of or involving muscular contraction in which tension is constant while length changes

  4. isotonic(adj)

    of two or more muscles; having equal tension

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Isotonic(a.)

    (Physiology, Biochemistry) Having an osmotic pressure (tonicity) equal to that of a reference solution; -- of aqueous solutions. Contrasting with hypotonic and hypertonic. See hypertonic.

  2. Origin: [Iso- + tonic.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. isotonic(Adjective)

    having the same osmotic pressure

  2. isotonic(Adjective)

    Having the same concentration of solutes as human blood.

    Use an isotonic saline solution in your neti pot to prevent irritation of your nasal passages.

  3. isotonic(Adjective)

    having equal tension

  4. isotonic(Adjective)

    Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle changes. Antonym is isometric. Isotonic movements are either concentric (working muscle shortens) or eccentric (working muscle lengthens). See also Wikipedia:Isotonic (exercise physiology)

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Isotonic(adj)

    having or indicating, equal tones, or tension

  2. Origin: [Iso- + tonic.]

Translations for isotonic

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for isotonic »


Find a translation for the isotonic definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these isotonic definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"isotonic." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for isotonic? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for isotonic:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.